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- Join Date
- Nov 2004
IBM Thinkpad R50e - A good purchase?
I'm thinking of getting a laptop, and after doing some research I've found an IBM Thinkpad R50e to a reasonable price. )I've googled some, and found some resource sites on how to install Linux on it. But I'm looking for some more vocal suggestions...
The laptop has the following spesifications:
Built in: speakers, WLAN-antenna, "ThinkLight"
Processor: Intel Pentium M 735 1.7 GHz
Cache-memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache
RAM: 512 MB (extendable up to 2 GB ) DDR SDRAM - PC2700 - 266 MHz
Harddisc: 60 GB - 5400 rpm
CD-RW / DVD-R - (integrated)
Monitor: 15" TFT XGA (1024 x 76 - 24-bit (16,7 million colours)
Graffic-controller: Intel 855GM
Fax / modem - CDC - 56 kbps
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Wireless NIC
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Is it a good Linux-laptop?
Looks nice. I don't think you should have much problems. I've got linux running on an old laptop, P3 800 Mhz, 128 Mb RAM, a cheap pcmcia wireless lan card, ... If you run across problems, we'll try to helpStumbling around the 'net:
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
Looks perfect, I have an IBM A30 laptop and it works flawlessly with linux. IBM's are really good for linux compatiblity and sometimes IBM have linux dirvers on their website. Definently go for this. IBM make superior laptops in my opinion. They are always Incredibly sturdy, extremely stable, have lucious keyboards and great battery life.